The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
Malaria continues to be a disease of public health importance in Africa and Nigeria. Nigeria is host to approximately 27% of the global malaria burden (or 61.8 million cases) as well as contributing around 23% of malaria deaths (or 94,070 deaths) in 2019. The entire population of Nigeria is at risk of malaria while 76% live in areas of high risk. Over the last decade, huge investments in terms of funding, human and material resources have gone into various interventions through national and subnational control programs and lots of concerted efforts continue to be employed. In line with WHO, Nigeria has deployed key interventions for malaria control: universal coverage of Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), Indoor residual spraying (IRS), testing before treatment using rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) and prompt treatment with Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) among others.
There is demonstrated change in the epidemiology of malaria as evidenced by the drop in national prevalence of malaria – 23% in the 2018 demographic health survey (DHS) as compared to the 2015 malaria indicator survey (MIS) – 27% with significant regional, state, and socio-economic variations. The use of ITNS by children and pregnant women have increased from 44% and 49% in 2015 to 52% and 58% in 2018 (DHS 2018 page 301) respectively.
In 2017, NMEP, with technical support from MEASURE Evaluation and funding support from PMI, designed and implemented the first national SME malaria workshop to train State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) staff from PMI-supported states. In 2018, a second workshop targeted SMEP staff from Global Fund-supported states. This workshop was jointly funded, with PMI supporting MEASURE Evaluation’s technical assistance and the Global Fund supporting workshop logistics and participant costs. SMEOR Technical partners provided technical assistance during the preparation of the workshop presentations and final delivery to participants.
NMEP seeks the support of a consultant to develop comprehensive reader-friendly Surveillance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Operations Research Training Curriculum/Manuals for malaria program monitoring and evaluation. These trainee and trainer manuals will be used for newly deployed staff orientation, staff capacity development at national and sub-national levels to support evidence-based Programme implementation and quality reporting.
Description of Services to be Provided
This consultancy is intended to achieve the following:
Conduct a comprehensive review of all Malaria SMEOR training documents and relevant information to develop appropriate content and training methodology that caters for malaria program M and E needs.
Share the layout of the manual with members of the SMEOR Subcommittee for review and approval.
Based on the approved layout of the M&E manual, lead in the development of a Surveillance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Operations Research training curriculum/manual for NMEP. This would include facilitation of a workshop for the development.
Present the developed trainer and trainee manuals in a validation meeting with the malaria M and E stakeholders
Finalize trainer and trainee manuals and submit for approval
Subject to meeting and acceptance by MSH of assigned tasks, the maximum number of paid days cannot exceed 40 days. The standard work week is 40 hours per week. This statement of regularly scheduled work hours is not intended to limit the hours you may work in a particular week.
A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status.
In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.